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MISR Level 2 FIRSTLOOK Radiometric Ramera-by-camera Cloud Mask V001Entry ID: MIRCCMF1
Abstract: The FIRSTLOOK Radiometric Camera-by-camera Cloud Mask (RCCM) product uses ancillary inputs (RCCT) from the previous time period. It is used to determine whether a scene is clear, cloudy or dusty (over ocean).
The RCCM data product contains radiometric camera-by-camera cloud mask and sun glint mask. The RCCM algorithm applies traditional spectral and spatial measures to data from each MISR camera ... in order to produce separate cloud masks for each camera. These measures and the threshold procedures are completely different for the ocean and land processing paths.
The MISR instrument consists of nine pushbroom cameras which measure radiance in four spectral bands. Global coverage is achieved in nine days. The cameras are arranged with one camera pointing toward the nadir, four cameras pointing forward and four cameras pointing aftward. It takes 7 minutes for all nine cameras to view the same surface location. The view angles relative to the surface reference ellipsoid, are 0, 26.1, 45.6, 60.0, and 70.5 degrees. The spectral band shapes are nominally Gaussian, centered at 443, 555, 670, and 865 nm.
Purpose: The RCCM is used during geophysical parameter retrievals. In the TOA/Cloud Product, RCCM is combined with stereoscopically derived cloud mask to
1) establish values of the Reflecting Level Reference Altitude,
2) determine how a scene is classified for choosing angular integration coefficients for establishing TOA albedos, and
3) calculate regional scene classifiers. Retrieval of Aerosol/Surface Product properties requires the absence of clouds for retrieval assumptions to be valid.
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Start Date: 2000-03-01
Latitude Resolution: 1.1 km - 17.6 km
Longitude Resolution: 1.1 km - 17.6 km
Horizontal Resolution Range: 10 km - < 50 km or approximately .09 degree - < .5 degree
Temporal Resolution: about 15 orbits/day
Temporal Resolution Range: Daily - < Weekly
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Email: david.j.diner at nasa.gov
Jet Propulsion Laboratory 4800 Oak Grove Drive
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 91109-8099
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: support-asdc at earthdata.nasa.gov
NASA Langley Atmospheric Science Data Center User and Data Services NASA Langley Research Center Mail Stop 157D
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 23681-2199
Diner, D.J., J.C. Beckert, T.H. Reilly, C.J. Bruegge, J.E. Conel, R. Kahn, J.V.
Martonchik, T.P. Ackerman, R. Davies, S.A.W. Gerstl, H.R. Gordon, J-P. Muller,
R.B. Myneni, R.J. Sellers, B. Pinty, and M.M. Verstraete (1988). Multiangle
Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) description and experiment
overview. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Rem. Sens., Vol. 36, pp 1072-1087.
A complete list of references can be found on the MISR web site's Publications
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-08-14
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-08-14